Levels taught:Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
I know firsthand how difficult it is to learn test taking skills whether you are a total newbie, or a budding intermediate, but I have overcame these challenges myself and will guide you to overcome them too. I also have close to 8 years of tutoring experience, which will surely come in handy!
About Bill L.
I have always been a self-studier in my entire life. Being able to learn with just books and your brain is a crucial skill to have! However, I know not everyone (and sometimes even myself) have the discipline and motivation to keep going during hard times. This is where a tutor would come in handy.
I enjoy tutoring (doing it ever since I was in high school for my classmates) and helping other overcome problems that I have encountered myself because it enhances my own understanding and makes me happy that my self-studying is helping others. Sometimes, my students even bring up alternative ways of thinking that I have never thought of before!
Speaks English, Mandarin Chinese
Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
Teaches students 5 to 80
Amazing, very efficient. Very recommended.
Good communication and best explanation
Good explanations and efficient with time!
Had played piano when I was young, and missed playing it. Bill is an excellent motivator and helped me enjoy practicing again and playing new pieces!
Bill is very patient and breaks the material down in a simple way to understand. He's helpful and motivating. With his help, I was better able to understand my assignments and class material. Before his help, I was very confused about java concepts. I would definitely recommend him as a programming tutor!Show More
Wanted to just learn to play my favorite song on the piano, but Bill ended up teaching me to play piano.
Best instructor ever! Was very patience and thorough with me.
I tend to have a busy schedule with my work, but Bill is accommodating and punctual. In our lessons, we go over topics I struggle with and he thinks of variations of the problem that may appear on the exam to guarantee I fully mastered the concepts. I rather be overprepared than failing and studying for the GMAT all over again.Show More
Bill is superb at asking leading questions to discover my own weaknesses and mistakes so we can fix them together and get to the correct answer.
Having someone to bounce various approaches to a problem really helped me understand how to solve the exercises as opposed to just memorizing the solutions
Pretty good has very good patience
Bill is great so far, he caters the lesson to exactly what you want to learn!
Excellent first lesson, Thanks Bill
Bill's tutoring made a big difference in my child's math grades. He simplifies math concepts and reinforces good study techniques
I thought piano was going to be impossible to learn for me because I have bad hand-eye coordination. Somehow Bill is able to motivate me to work with me despite my slowness until I am able to start advancing on my own.
Used to play a little violin when I was young and want to get back into it. Although I forgot almost everything, Bill made the transition really smooth and easy to understand. We also created a daily practice routine together and discussed how to practice without becoming frustrated.Show More
Wasn't able to progress by myself after trying to learn through Youtube, I decided to look for a teacher to guide me. I used to have a teacher when I was young and they were excellent performers, but not excellent teachers. Bill is both: He is fully invested in making lessons understandable and fun, without sacrificing rigor and technique.Show More
My son had to take the ACT for grad school and did not have enough time to prepare thoroughly. Bill was able to clarify all the majority of my son's questions and drilled on particular questions that gave him trouble. The preparation genuinely helped as my son received a 33 overall on the ACT.Show More
Daniel, do you know how to solve this problem?
f(x) =(3x-2)/(2x+1), x=3 linear approximation f(2.90)
In the last few months, I have progressed considerably. Bill helped me be more confident on my playing, and to rely on sheet music rather than memorization, which was what I used to do. This in turn allowed me to learn many pieces in parallel, and be exposed different types of pieces. He also helped me learn an anime song that I wanted to learn despite it being slightly out of reach for my level.Show More
Preparing for the GRE test was a little stressful. I did not know what topics I should focus on in the little time I had, but Bill was able to break all the content into manageable sections. We managed to cover almost all the topics and my test went really well!Show More
Learning piano has been an amazing experience because Bill tries his best to pass his musical passion down to me. He doesn't take the boring route of learning piece by piece as many other teachers often do, but he focused strongly on musicality, style, and interpretation.
This makes practice and learning more engaging instead of becoming a mindless chore.
Helped me get through my algorithms course, thanks
Bill is superb at making difficult concepts easy! One particular problem I always had trouble understanding is calculating volume of revolutions using the cylindrical method. He drew a diagram explaining intuitively why the formula worked and it just clicked.Show More
High-frequency trading firm
● Improve the low-latency trading platform for handling market data and order entry for various exchanges ● Assist traders in modeling and increasing their profitability and implementing new features upon their requests
Allure Security Technology, Inc.
● Applied anomaly detection techniques on network data to find possible intrusions and malicious traffic.
Autonomous Solutions, Inc.
● Prototyped real-time machine learning/computer vision algorithms allowing autonomous mining vehicles to detect and classify obstacles. o Developed road detection algorithms on rough surfaces based on 3D LiDAR point clouds. o Implemented pattern recognition methods to classify obstacles based on image features (VFH).
Chinese-American Planning Council
● Tutored calculus, biology, computer science, and chemistry for newly immigrated high school students. ● Used both English and Mandarin Chinese to ensure that students fully understand the topics.
Stuyvesant High School
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency